Originally posted by endcapitalism:Originally posted by Ditto:Originally posted by BobS:
Correct me if I am wrong, but both the Panthers and the Jaguars rose to quick success
after being expansion teams in 1995. I believe their success was helped immensely by high draft choices and more lenient salary cap restrictions than the other 30 teams had to abide to.
No. They were subject to the same salary cap each teams had to abide to. The only MAJOR difference is that they started off with a clean slate. The high draft didn't hurt, no doubt, but it was that clean slate that help them immediately by acquiring quality players from each team who had to subject 2-3 players for them to pick from/buld from.
No. They changed the supplemental draft rules for those two teams. After their great success the rules where changed again.
Funny you mentioned that considering both teams did not pick anyone on the supplemental draft that year. Only the Dallas Cowboys picked (Round 3/Darren Benson DT) that year. Are you talking about the Expansion Draft? That is totally different from the supplemental draft.
Oh, and to correct myself, 6 players from each teams were "available" for both the Jaguars and the Panthers to pick from.
Existing NFL teams made six players available, and the new teams were required to pick a minimum of 30 and a maximum of 42 players.
That is how they built the foundation for both teams.
[ Edited by Ditto on Jan 21, 2011 at 3:01 PM ]